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I trained as a cultural historian of modern France with a particular focus on colonialism and race. I am especially interested in the theory and writing of history, questions of identity and memory and the relationship between history and other disciplines in the arts and humanities - literary criticism, anthropology and psychology in particular.

Qualifications

B.A., M.A. (Warwick, 2000, 2002), Ph.D. (Manchester, 2007), PGCHE/AP (Lancaster, 2010)

Current Research

* A monograph on Albert Camus' Algeria 

* A new project on the postcolonial museum

Current Teaching

I contribute to a variety of collectively-taught modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level and convene the following:

HIST106: Edges of Europe

HIST244: A History of Paris

HIST272: The French Colonial World, 1791-1962

HIST477: Creative Voices: History and Fiction

FASS649: Postcolonial Studies

 

I would like to hear from potential graduate students interested in the following areas:

* Social, cultural and intellectual histories of modern France and the French overseas empire

* Imperialism, colonialism and race

* Modern literature and history

* Historiography (especially French) in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

2017

Raphael Dalleo (ed.), Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Strachan, J. 06/2017 In: H-France Review. 17, 92

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2016

Edward Hughes, Albert Camus

Strachan, J. 2016 In: Modern and Contemporary France. 24, 1, p. 105 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2014

Decolonising imperial heroes: Britain and France

Jones, M., Sèbe, B., Strachan, J., Taithe, B. & Yeandle, P. 2014 In: Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History. 42, 5, p. 787-825 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

The Dogon as lieu de mémoire

Strachan, J. 11/2013 Lancaster: Lancaster University, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Working paper

Cent ans d’histoire des outre-mers. SFHOM, 1912-2012

Strachan, J. 2013 In: Modern and Contemporary France. 21, 3, p. 391-392 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

From Poverty to Wretchedness: Albert Camus and the Psychology of the Pieds-noirs

Strachan, J. 2013 In: Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. 14, 2, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2012

Jennifer Sessions, By Sword and Plow: France and the Conquest of Algeria

Strachan, J. 08/2012 In: H-France Review. 12, 4 p., 100

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Camus in context

Strachan, J. 2012 In: Modern and Contemporary France. 20, 1, p. 105-108 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2011

Spencer Segalla, The Moroccan Soul: French Education, Colonial Ethnology, and Muslim Resistance, 1912-1956

Strachan, J. 03/2011 In: H-France Review. 11, 3 p., 90

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Between history, memory and mythology: the Algerian education of Albert Camus

Strachan, J. 2011 France's lost empires: fragmentation, nostalgia, and la fracture coloniale. Marsh, K. & Frith, N. (eds.). Lanham, Md.: Lexington, p. 55-67 13 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

Murder in the Desert: Soldiers, Settlers and the Flatters Expedition in the Politics and Historical Memory of European Colonial Algeria, 1830-1881

Strachan, J. 2011 In: H-France Review. 4, n/a, p. 210-222 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The Colonial Cosmology of Fernand Braudel

Strachan, J. 2011 The French Colonial Mind: Mental Maps of Empire and Colonial Encounters. Thomas, M. (ed.). Lincoln, Neb.: Nebraska University Press, Vol. 1, p. 72-95

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2010

Graham Huggan and Ian Law (eds.), Racism, Postcolonialism, Europe

Strachan, J. 2010 In: Bulletin of Francophone Postcolonial Studies. 1, 2, p. 13-14 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2009

Claude Liauzu, Histoire de l’anticolonialisme en France du XVIe siècle à nos jours

Strachan, J. 03/2009 In: H-France Review. 9, p. 167-169 3 p., 42

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Richard Keller, Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Strachan, J. 2009 In: Modern and Contemporary France. 17, 2, p. 233-234 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2008

Raphaëlle Branche, La guerre d’Algérie: une histoire apaisée? and Sylvie Thénault, Histoire de la guerre d’indépendance algérienne

Strachan, J. 06/2008 In: Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales. 63, 3, p. 658-660 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2007

Annie Bleton-Ruget and Philippe Poirrier (eds.), Le temps des sciences humaines. Gaston Roupnel et les années trente

Strachan, J. 11/2007 In: H-France Review. 7, 4 p., 130

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The Colonial Identity of Wine: The Leakey Affair and the Franco-Algerian Order of Things.

Strachan, J. 1/04/2007 In: The Social History of Alcohol and Drugs: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 21, 2, p. 118-137 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Jonathan Dewald, Lost Worlds: The Emergence of French Social History, 1815-1970

Strachan, J. 2007 In: Modern and Contemporary France. 15, 3, p. 365-366 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Nabila Oulebsir, Les usages du patrimoine. Monuments, musées et politique coloniale en Algérie (1830-1930)

Strachan, J. 2007 In: European Review of History: Revue européene d'histoire. 14, 1, p. 133-134 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2006

The Pasteurization of Algeria?

Strachan, J. 1/09/2006 In: French History. 20, 3, p. 260-275 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2005

Stéphane Gerson, The Pride of Place: Local Memories and Political Culture in Nineteenth-Century France

Strachan, J. 2005 In: European Review of History: Revue européene d'histoire. 12, 1, p. 168-169 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2004

Romance, Religion and the Republic: Bruno's Le Tour de la France par deux enfants.

Strachan, J. 1/03/2004 In: French History. 18, 1, p. 96-118 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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